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#4542960 - 11/01/20 02:06 PM Nieuport N.28C1  
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Hi all,
As I'm waiting for the display case for the Bristol M.1C model, I thought I'd star the next model.
This model will represent the Nieuport N.28C1, Serial No.6177, of the 95th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, operating from Saints aerodrome, France, during 1918.
This particular aircraft was flown by 1st Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, the son of the ex-President.
As very little of the cockpit will be seen, I'll just add control lines and bracing rigging, so essentially 'out-of-box - I think hahaha

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#4542964 - 11/01/20 02:36 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I am looking forward to that one Mike. Are you sure you will not make the 100s of cockpit parts not quite visible? wink


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#4542975 - 11/01/20 04:48 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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You sure don’t let any dust settle on your trail bud! Out of the box? rofl


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#4543750 - 11/06/20 06:10 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The fuselage for the Nieuport 28C1 is ready to be closed up.
I did say this was to be an out-of-the box build, which it is.
Well, apart from:
Peach basket resin seat from 'Aviatic'.
Floor frame and side frames cross bracing wires - 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube (blackened) and 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament.
Rudder and elevator control wires - 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube (blackened) and 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament.
0.3 mm and 0.4 mm diameter lead wire ('PlusModel' - oil pulse meter pipe and starter switch wire.
0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube - control rod from mixture control quadrant.
Two forward cockpit frames (under main fuel tank) and shoulder height slotted panels - from photo-etch 'PART' N28 set.
Tachometer decal - 'Airscale' WW1 instrument set.
Shoulder harness and lap straps - from 'Wingnut Wings' Sopwith Snipe photo-etch set.

The supplied instrument panel was modified to represent the actual panel.
Most kit versions are modelled on the panel in the NASM reconstructed aircraft, which had additional instruments fitted for test flights.
The aircraft had Tulip wood diagonal crossed strips, as opposed to the traditional Nieuport metal cladding.
This was replicated by scribing the internal surface of the fuselage halves.

Paints used were 'Tamiya' acrylics, 'Mr. Colour' enamels and 'Alclad' lacquers.
Finishes used were 'AK Interactive' engine oil wash, 'Flory Models' Grime clay wash and 'Alclad' Light Sheen lacquer.

Now to close it up inside the fuselage, never to be seen again,

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#4543755 - 11/06/20 07:20 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Excellent Mike looking at that seat made from strips of leather or whatever makes me feel ill when I think of those guys swirling around held just by those few strips.
Maybe you can have a removable piece so you could see the cockpit detail?


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#4543775 - 11/06/20 09:38 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mark,
Thanks but too late,

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#4543779 - 11/06/20 09:47 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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#4543958 - 11/07/20 11:26 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
A few updates done.
I've added some photo-etch detail to the fuselage - elevator exit openings, side access panel, top panel edges and the rivet ring on the engine cowl.
I've also drilled out the openings in the carburettor air intake and both ends of the fuel 'Baden' type venturi exhauster.
Also the basic engine, which I've replaced with a 'Wingnut Wings' Oberursel U.I engine, is finished apart from the ignition leads.
The German Oberursel engine was a copy of the Le Rhone 9N engine.
One difference was that the Le Rhone engine had twin spark plugs co-located on the side of each each cylinder.
The Oberursel had twin sparks plugs, but at 90 degrees to each other.
As neither the plugs or in fact the cylinder heads will be seen once the engine cowl is fitted, I've left the plugs as they are.

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#4543962 - 11/07/20 11:39 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Gee, what an idea! Fibre optics camera!! That's the ticket Lou!!
I say we all chip in and get one for Mike so he can demo all that marvelous interior work at the next model show he attends!! That's my two cents worth of creative thought for the day! I'm going back to bed, to rest my weary head!


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#4544079 - 11/08/20 06:02 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger

Now to close it up inside the fuselage, never to be seen again,


Kind of reminds me of some of my software development work. There are just some programs you take particular pride in because you KNOW it's right on the inside (even if nobody sees it).

BTW Mike, I think that's one of your best cockpits yet.


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#4544745 - 11/12/20 09:39 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just a quick update.
The kit supplied wing struts are only located into the wings with a short styrene ‘stubs’.
Also the fuselage struts are ‘butt’ joints to the fuselage and have no locating stubs.
Therefore I chose to add reinforcing rods to the wings and struts to better locate, align and support the wings.
The wing struts will locate into the wings with 0.5mm diameter rods.
The fuselage struts will be located with 0.4 mm diameter rod.
I've also added anchor points at all of the fuselage and wing rigging points,

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Mike is all that putty in the cockpit there in advance of painting? It looks like quite a wad!!


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#4544844 - 11/13/20 09:06 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Spot on.
It's UHU white tack, which I use to cover the cockpit before airbrushing.
I roll a ball then flatten it so it'll sit into cockpit opening whilst gripping the edges.,

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#4545191 - 11/16/20 08:49 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've made a start on the painting phase.
The undersides of the wings would have the faint shadows from the leading edge fairings, wing ribs, rear spar and cross bracing wires.
The upper surfaces hardly at all as they were brush painted with coloured dopes.
I thought this time, I'd try representing these shadows with a slightly different technique.

I airbrushed the undersides with 'AK Interactive' white primer, which was required for when I apply the 'Aviattic' clear CDL decals.
Then I over sprayed a light coat of 'Tamiya' Smoke (X19).
I scanned the internal structure of both with and rescaled the scans to the correct side.
Then coloured the structure with contrasting colours and saved them as JPG files.
These were uploaded into my 'Cricut' Explore Air 2 crafters cutter and the parts not required were deleted.
I then cut the masks using 'Artool' Ultra Mask sheets.
These were placed onto the wings with the parts not required removed.
A light coat of the white primer was airbrushed and then the masks removed.
The bracing wires were drawn on the wings using a pencil.
Finally a light, blend coat of the white was airbrushed to blend everything.

The surfaces still need to be gloss coated before the CDL decals are applied,

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#4545203 - 11/16/20 11:02 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Very creative thinking to come up with that solution and the finished product looks spot on! Well done!

#4545223 - 11/17/20 03:02 AM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Holy Cow. Are you going to have a little fabric tearing off the wing too? Love your work. True art.

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The wings look great Mike - this must do your eyes in, even working on the PC does that but these tiny objects and edges must make your eyes spin.


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#4545342 - 11/18/20 01:46 PM Re: Nieuport N.28C1 [Re: Polovski]  
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Originally Posted by Polovski
The wings look great Mike - this must do your eyes in, even working on the PC does that but these tiny objects and edges must make your eyes spin.


Hi Mark,
Yeah it does sometimes, but not as much as the rigging does.
Besides I work under a daylight LED magnifying lens, which helps,

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Hi all,
Just a quick update.
I've painted the camouflage scheme, using 'Tamiya' acrylics thinned with 'Mr. Colour' levelling thinners 400.
Most of the colours were mixed to create as near as possible the shades of colours.
Airbrushed between 'UHU' white tack 'worms' with additional masking to protect from over spray.

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Wow, shure looks bright before weathering, doesn't it?

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